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Vowing to clear name, Bin Hammam withdraws from FIFA presidential race
Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam Saturday withdrawn from the FIFA presidential race vowing to clear his name from bribery charges ahead of June 1 elections.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:15:16 PM

Roses for the world: An Indian success story in Ethiopia
Holeta (Ethiopia), May 29 (IANS) The world's largest exporter of roses is an Indian who grows and ships hundreds of varieties of the prized flowers -- not just out of India but mostly out of farms in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 1:07:38 PM

Libyan opposition hails Russia's new position over Gaddafi
Benghazi, May 29 (IANS) Chairman of Libyan opposition's National Transitional Council (CNT) has hailed the new 'position displayed' by Russia which now seeks departure of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and mediate in Libyan conflict, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:00:49 AM

PM hints at Cairn-Vedanta deal clearance
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that India was still a preferred destination for foreign investment and assured that issues relating to Scottish explorer Cairn Energy's nearly $10 billion deal to sell control in its Indian arm - Cairn India - to Vedanta Resources will be amicably resolved.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:17:36 PM

Africa key to solution of global problems: PM
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) Returning from a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday underlined that Africa held the key to a host of global problems like food crunch, and exhorted the world to work with the continent to create a more equitable, balanced and inclusive process of development.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:03:50 PM

Manmohan invokes NAM, questions West's control of IMF
On Board Air India One, May 28 (IANS) With Western powers not willing to loosen their grip over key global institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday invoked the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and exhorted developing countries to pool their collective weight to create an equitable and sustainable world order.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:51:51 PM

UAE, South Africa discuss judicial deal
Abu Dhabi, May 28 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa are discussing a draft judicial agreement between the two countries on extradition of criminals and mutual legal assistance.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 9:18:57 PM

Egypt court fines Mubarak, two ex-ministers $90 mn
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) An Egyptian court Saturday ordered a fine of 540 million Egyptian pounds ($90 million) on former president Hosni Mubarak and two ministers for damaging the economy by cutting off mobile and internet services during the anti-regime protests, state media reported.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:53:34 PM

Five Indians trafficked for organ sale rescued in Ghana
Accra (Ghana), May 28 (IANS) Five Indians, who were being trafficked to Canada for organ sale, have been rescued and sent back to India, a police official said.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 5:48:50 PM

Mubarak's health stable after unconsciousness
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was stable Saturday after he lost consciousness at a hospital Friday, an Egyptian official said.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:58:53 PM

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